There is something about playing the game that lights up at kid's eyes. But for children facing serious and mental disabilities that opportunity can often be difficult to achieve. Baseball diamonds weren't exactly designed with wheelchairs and crutches in mind.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America's favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional youth leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent. injuries.
But it's more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteems and being treated just like other kids. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a "buddy" system - pairing each play with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional youth Baseball leagues.
We can't wait to see you and your families on the field. Until then, we hope you will help us achieve our fundraising goal so we can turn the lights on at the field and play ball!